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Step 1: Choose Your Location For Portugal

Decide your pick up and drop off spot for your rental.

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Step 2: Pick Your Vehicle

Choose the car most suited to your needs from our listings in Portugal

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Step 3: Instant Confirmation

No need to worry; your booking is sorted confirmed. Now get ready to enjoy your holiday in Portugal.

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Welcome to Portugal, a land of rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture. Along the Iberian Peninsula's western coast, Portugal beckons with its charming cities, picturesque villages, and sunkissed beaches. Portugal has something for everyone, whether you like historic neighborhoods, beautiful scenery, or vineyards.

At Finalrentals PT, we're your trusted companion for car rental in Portugal. Choose Finalrentals for a smooth and enriching experience as you explore this captivating country on your journey.

Finalrentals is your car rental partner in Portugal. With Finalrentals, you can explore the country's beautiful landscapes.

You can also discover hidden treasures and make memories. If you like history, beaches, or wine, Portugal has amazing things to discover. Finalrentals will ensure your trip is comfortable.

We have a wide range of cars, from small ones for city driving to big ones for family trips. You'll find the right vehicle for your travel needs. Whether traveling solo or with a group, we have you covered.

Our user-friendly online platform simplifies the booking process. Select your desired pickup location, dates, and vehicle preferences, and secure your rental with just a few clicks. Our customer support team is available to assist you every step of the way.

Your safety is our priority. Our rental cars in Portugal have insurance coverage. This will give you peace of mind as you explore the country's beautiful routes and historic roads.

We believe in transparency, which is why our pricing is straightforward and free of hidden fees. The price you see during booking is the price you'll pay, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

With pickup locations conveniently situated across Portugal, including major airports and city centers, picking up your rental car is a breeze. Start your adventure right from the moment you arrive. Rent a Car in Portugal Today!

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Fall in love with Portugal's stunning coastlines, delicious cuisine an intriguing history. Our video showcases this unique country, inviting you to embark on an one-in-a-lifetime journey.

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The Customer Always Comes First

From the point of booking your trip to Portugal to when you return home, we pride ourselves on our customer assistance.

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Your Trust Is Our Reward

Because of your trust in our business in Portugal, Finalrentals won Digital Business of the Year Award 2018 by Gulf Capital Meed awards.

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Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates Available For Portugal

Our wide selection of cars can be booked for a time period that suits your needs.

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Rent a Car in Portugal - Ask Finalrentals PT

Is an international driver's license required to rent a car in Portugal?

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No, it is not a requirement if you have a valid driving license from your home country, the EU or the EEA. However, they are recognised in Portugal.

What is the minimum age to rent a car in Portugal?

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The minimum age to rent a car is 25, but those younger can pay an additional fee to rent a car.

Are there additional fees for young drivers in Portugal?

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Yes, if you are aged 18-23 then there is an additional charge.

Can I rent a car with a debit card in Portugal?

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While some rental agencies might accept debit cards, we generally recommend using a credit card for car rentals in Portugal. Credit cards frequently offer superior protection and may also necessitate a security deposit.

Is it common to drive a manual car in Portugal?

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Yes, manual transmission cars are more common in Portugal. However, we offer both manual and automatic rental options.

Do I need extra insurance when renting a car in Portugal?

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By renting a car with us, a level of insurance is already included. Check your booking terms or speak with our team to clarify your details. Many customers opt for additional insurance to cover themselves further.

Can I pick up a rental car at Portugal airport?

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Yes! We allow you to pick up your vehicle from the Lisbon, Faro and Porto airports.

What type of fuel do rental cars in Portugal use?

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Though diesel is more common in Portugal, we offer both diesel and petrol rental options, so choose whichever you would prefer.

Are tolls common on Portuguese roads?

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Yes, manual and electronic tolls are on many of the major roads in Portugal.

Can I drive the rental car to other European countries?

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Yes, we allow you to cross into other countries, but please pre-arrange this with the booking team. We do not allow ferry travel.

Are child seats mandatory for young passengers?

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Yes, child seats are mandatory for passengers under 12 or under 135 cm in height in Portugal. It's important to ensure the safety of young passengers by adhering to these regulations. We offer child seats for an additional fee which you can request when making your reservation.

What are the speed limits in Portugal?

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The speed limits in Portugal depend on the type of road. The maximum speed in cities is typically 50 km/h. On country roads, it is 90 km/h. On highways, it is 120 km/h. However, these limits may change, so it's crucial to be attentive to road signs indicating the speed limit.

Can I return the car to a different location than where I picked it up?

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Yes, we let you drop off your car at a different location from where you picked it up.

Can I extend my rental period after picking up the car?

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Yes, you can extend your rental period. Contact the booking team to ensure the car is available and to arrange additional payment.

What should I do in case of an accident or breakdown?

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In the unfortunate event of an accident or breakdown, contact the rental your local team immediately.

Are there restrictions on where I can take the rental car in Portugal?

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Depending on your vehicle and deal, you may have a daily mileage limit. Read your agreement carefully and contact our team if you an unsure on your specific arrangements.

What if I return the car late?

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We have a one-hour grace period from when your car is due to be returned. If it id returned after that, then an additional day will be charged.

Can I cancel my reservation without penalty?

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Yes, we offer free cancellation at any time.

How much does It cost to rent a car in Portugal?

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Renting a car in Portugal is quite affordable, with options for various budgets. Economy cars start at $10 per day, perfect for budget-conscious travelers. Standard cars are available for around $28 per day, offering more space and comfort. A full-size costs about $38 per day if you need more room.

Where should I rent a car in Portugal?

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According to car searches on FInalrentals, the top choices for renting a car in Portugal are Lisbon, Funchal, and Ponta Delgada. These cities offer convenient access to popular tourist destinations and are well-equipped with rental agencies to cater to your needs. Whether you're exploring the vibrant streets of Lisbon, the scenic landscapes of Funchal, or the charming surroundings of Ponta Delgada, renting a car in these cities ensures flexibility and ease during your Portuguese adventure.

What are the speed limits in Portugal?

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In Portugal, speed limits vary depending on the type of road and location: Urban Areas: 50 km/h (31 mph) Outside Urban Areas: 90 km/h (55 mph) Expressways: 100 km/h (60 mph) Highways: 120 km/h (81 mph) Always pay attention to local signage, as speed limits can vary, and ensure you adhere to the posted limits to avoid fines.

Is it a good idea to rent a car in Portugal?

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Renting a car in Portugal is highly recommended, considering the country's diverse landscapes and attractions. With a car, you can easily explore popular destinations like Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve region at your own pace. According to data, Lisbon Airport is the most searched location for car rentals, followed by Funchal and Ponta Delgada. Beyond these cities, having a car allows you to visit picturesque coastal towns, stunning beaches, and charming countryside villages that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Overall, renting a car provides the freedom to discover the best of Portugal's hidden gems.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Portugal?

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Yes, insurance is mandatory when renting a car in Portugal. All drivers must have unlimited third-party liability insurance coverage by law. This coverage ensures that you are protected against any damages or injuries you may cause to others while driving. Additionally, rental companies typically offer additional insurance options, such as collision damage waiver (CDW) or theft protection, to provide further protection for the rental vehicle. It's important to review the insurance options available and choose the ones that best suit your needs before finalizing your rental agreement.

Can I rent a car in Portugal as a visitor?

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Yes, as a visitor, you can rent cars in Portugal. All you need is a valid driver's license from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP). Americans are not required by law to obtain an international driving permit to drive a rental car in Portugal. It's a straightforward process, but it's always a good idea to check with the rental company for any specific requirements or restrictions before booking your car.

What is the minimum age for renting a car in Portugal?

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In Portugal, you must be at least 19 years old and have a valid driver's license for at least a year to rent a car. Drivers under 25 will incur an additional surcharge. Seniors should check for any age restrictions before making a reservation.

How much in advance should I book my car rental in Portugal?

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To ensure availability, especially during peak travel times, it’s recommended to reserve your car hire in Portugal as early as possible. With Finalrentals, you can secure your rental online with just a 15% down payment, paying the balance at the rental counter. This offers flexibility and convenience. Additionally, Finalrentals guarantees no cancellation fees or hidden charges, giving you peace of mind throughout the booking process. Book in advance with Finalrentals for a seamless and stress-free car rental experience in Portugal.